About the Rotary Club of Kerikeri

The New World Kerikeri Rotary Garden Safari has been
postponed to 20/21 November 2021,

Kerikeri Rotarians are disappointed to announce that their annual fundraising event, The New World Kerikeri Rotary Garden Safari has been postponed to 20/21 November 2021, brought about by the heavy rain before and over last weekend. This has presented many challenges with parking, access and the rain damage to many gardens.

The long-range weather forecast sees settled weather ahead to allow the ground to dry out and for gardeners to rescue their displays.

The owners of one property had reluctantly had to withdraw from this year’s event, but have since rejoined so  there will   still  be 16 gardens for attendees to look at. The organisers hope that locals rally around to support the event on the new date, as the profit is used by the Rotary Club of Kerikeri for its work in the community, particularly with the schools/young people.

The efforts of the gardeners have been excellent and the Club recognises the work that has gone in to present a great selection of gardens for this year’s Garden Safari, and we acknowledge their extended commitment to presenting their properties for you to enjoy.

Tickets are still on sale at New World and 8 other sales points in Kerikeri as per the list on www gardensafari.co.nz. You can contact the club via the website, “contact us”



Whether it’s building barbeques in the Stone Store Basin,  building bridges on the Wairoa Stream, helping kids from our community achieve their full potential, or pitching in to make a success of our vital annual fund-raisers, including the iconic New World Kerikeri Garden Safari, the Rotary Club of Kerikeri is an important strand in the fabric of our community.

Ours is one of the most active and influential Rotary clubs in the region. We’re a friendly, inclusive bunch united by a desire to pitch in and help our town maintain its position as the jewel in the crown of the Bay of Islands and the Mid North.

Our own club’s membership is increasingly reflective of Kerikeri’s population and now spans a wide range of ages, trades and professions, and backgrounds. This mix is part of what makes our particular club so dynamic and interesting.

Being part of Rotary is more than just giving back to our community. It’s also about you bringing your skills, experience and enthusiasm to help it thrive, while making some great friends along the way.

Flexibility is a priority and that’s important because family and work always have to come first and second. Our members attend only the meetings they can manage. And in true Rotary style we’re involved constantly in a wide range community and youth development projects, both in the Mid North and internationally. This breadth of activity means that here there truly is something for everyone.

Want to join us for a meeting?

We meet most Mondays at the Homestead Restaurant  (see map below) at 5.45pm for a 6.15 kick-off.

We’re a friendly, inclusive bunch and we’d love to meet you so why not come along one evening as our guest? Whether you’re a fellow Rotarian visiting Kerikeri, or a member of our community curious about what we get up to, we’d love to see you.

Just get in touch by emailing us and we’ll get straight back to you.

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